9/27/18 | 11:01AM: Zuccarello told Newsday that "everyone knows" he wants to stay with the Rangers and that remaining here is his "main goal." (Newsday)
He added though that if the Rangers "don't want" him then there is "no point" in staying. (Newsday)
9/23/18 | Mats Zuccarello spent the summer working on his lower body and "leg strength" after feeling that it was too easy for him to get pushed off pucks last season. (NY Post)
Zuccarello said that this is "maybe the best" he has felt coming into a training camp. (NY Post)
Zuccarello said that he thinks the playoffs are a realistic goal for the Rangers but that "a lot of guys have to step up," including himself and Henrik Lundqvist (NY Post)
Adam Rotter: Zuccarello is a good player and at 31 can still help the Rangers, or another team, win games. While Zuccarello isn't Marty St. Louis and doesn't have his speed, St. Louis was able to be an All-Star caliber player late into his 30s partly because of his leg strength. If Zuccarello can rebound in his overall game this season, outside of just points, then he will be someone the Rangers will have a really tough decision on. Like Kevin Hayes, he can help now and into the immediate future, but do the Rangers want to lock in two more veteran players during this rebuild. I thought this about Rick Nash last year and feel the same about Zuccarello in that he could be someone that gets moved at the deadline but returns next summer. Last night Zuccarello looked like very much like the player he is supposed to be, the Rangers will have to see how that continues and then make a decision on if they want to move on from another one of the old core and most popular players.